Category Archives: 1970s comics

richard corben’s use of colour

richard corben is not at his best drawing traditional comic book black outlines filled with solid colour, + whenever he does the colourist is usually terrible (even if it was him) his fully painted artwork on the other hand can … Continue reading

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just got the Q P Dahl joke

‘Q P Dahl’ + ‘Kewpie doll’ are pronounced differently in the UK but they sound the same in the states – Lt Q P Dahl from the sally forth strip by wally wood is basically a kewpie doll in US … Continue reading

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communication between the writers of marvel comics + their readers

0    preface most people who write about comics on the internet seem to have a view about the direction writers are taking a particular character.  the general format is: the readers know the previous storylines better than the current writer, … Continue reading

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barry windsor smith’s beguiling narrative technique

epic illustrated 16 (feb 1983) contains an eight page strip called the beguiling by barry windsor smith which features an extraordinary narrative technique (described below under the jpgs of the first two pages) this strip appears at first sight to … Continue reading

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apparent hulk appearance in a charlton comic (ghostly haunts 37 – jan 1974) by steve ditko

this is a short article intended to identify a curiosity which may not be widely known about.  it is not supposed to be interpreted as being of the same order as some of the slightly tenuous links proposed in the … Continue reading

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